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Coming Of Age In An Age Of War

Laura Harrington

Laura Harrington is a playwright, a lyricist, a librettist – and now, she’s become a novelist, with the publication of her first book,  ALICE BLISS.  An accomplished  dramatist – she teaches theater arts at MIT – the prospect of learning a new craft didn’t faze her.  “I wrote a novel in order to be a beginner again”, she says.   “I wanted to  do something that I’d never done before and certainly did not know how to do.”

It’s a more-than-welcome return for New York writers therapist, Dr. Susan O’Doherty.  Dr. Sue has some wise words of advice for writers caught up in the maelstrom that is today’s publishing business.  Feeling inadequate / anxious / apprehensive?  Dr. Sue will sort you out in a trice!

All this together with Dave Bartram, Donna Ballman and Wordsmith in the chatroom! Were you there? Well, if you weren’t – at least you can listen to the recording, here. But…don’t miss out next week!

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